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What To Do With Kirby Yates

With a few dominoes already falling on Tuesday, Padre fans are justifiably wondering how many more trades will happen between now and the July 31st deadline.  While All-Star reliever Brad Hand should warrant the best return and the most attention, that doesn’t mean that he’s the only member […]

Brad Hand: Possible Trade Packages

With last year’s mid-season trades of Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, and Mark Melancon, the trade-deadline market for elite relievers was set. The large returns the three garnered along with their vital roles in the postseason displayed just how much contending teams value pitchers who can dominate the highest […]

Kyle Lloyd Set To Make MLB Debut

This afternoon, it was announced that the Padres had called up Kyle Lloyd from Triple-A El Paso.  José Ruiz, who made his MLB debut last night in an inning of relief, was optioned back to High-A Lake Elsinore.  Though Jhoulys Chacín was the listed as today’s probable starter, […]

Prospect Spotlight: Esteury Ruiz

  Alright, so the Padres made their first splash of the trade season, dealing away their best starter* in Trevor Cahill and a good chunk of their bullpen in Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals.  In return, they received a not-very-good starter in Travis […]